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SEEKING CAUSE OF PELLAGRA
? Government Experts at Work ii South Carolina. Columbia, March 3.?The depart ment of agriculture is alive to th< study of pellagra in the country. As 5 a result of the initial inquiries mad< by Dr. Babcock, the department is pursuing the investigation to deter mine the cau^e of pellagra. Mr. L O. Howard, chief of the bureau o entomology, and Mr. Hunter, chie ~/-v ino/xntc V* O \T( U1 LLIC ucyai niicui ui iaiocwio, u?i> b-en directing the inquiries. Mr. W V. King, who came here from th< > West, where he had been studying the relations of the tick to moun tain fever, has been at work here foi some time. The department has nov sent two experts to this State. Mr. King and Mr. Allan T. Jen nings are now in the field. They g( to Newberry, Ninety-Six, Abbevilh * ' and other points to make inquiries Messrs. King and Jennings are mak ing particular investigations along the possible effect of animals. OnmKnr + V> onrv ic t Vi O t t fl < J. lie oa111 W?? tatvi J 10 sand fly is responsible for pellagn and the government at Washington i: alive to the dangers of pellagra an( is directing careful studies in th< hope of getting a starting point. Beach Case More Complicated. 4 ____ Aiken, Feb. 28.?The earrings los by Mrs. Frederick O. Beach, the Nev York society woman, who was mur derously attacked in the yard of he: winter hime here Monday night, ar< now in the hands of the Aiken police who found them on the ground at th< > j spot where Mrs. Beach was attacked An Aiken jeweler who examined then declared them to be paste instead o pearls, and to be practically withou value. One of the earrings wa broken by a blow Mrs. Beach receivec over the head with a fence paling This was kept quiet until to-day Her assailant slashed her throat af ter knocking her almost senslelesi with the pailing. It also becam< ? known that a negro woman in th< emplay of the Beaches, Pearl Hamp ton, was struck with the same palins a few minutes before the attack wa; made upon Mrs. Beach and whili the negress was at a little outhous< in the Beach yard, which is used a: a laundry. It was not known unti to-day that this woman was arrest ed yesterday and put through a se vere grilling, but she will not tel who struck her and then attacke< Mrs. Beach. She at first declared th< man was a negro hackman nickname< "Goo-Goo," but when this negro wa: arrested she vigorously proteste< that he had nothing to do with thi attack. She contradicted herself sev eral times. * The attack upon Mrs. Beach ha ^ produced a profound sensation ii Aiken and in New York, but the the ory that a negro attacked Mrs. Beac] has been abandoned, and all of thos' arrested and held as suspects hav< been released. It is not probable tha any further arrests will be made i] this case in spite of the fact that th< city has offered a substantial reward ?j The neighbors of the Beaches stab that when the negress was struck shi 4 screamed and that a man ran froc the laundry and escaped in the oppo site direction from the Beach home A few minutes afterwards Mrs. Bead screamed when she was knocke< down and her throat slashed. Killing Near Mullins. r 0 Mrvwc i>i UlllHO, .uaitu u. tvuvuv town to-day to the effect that Wes Turner was killed by hfs uncle, Ste phen Turner. West Turner live three miles below Mullins, and, ac cording to informtaion, left hi home yesterday morning to go dowi > to his uncle's for a load of shucks He was in the shuck pen throwinj out the shucks, and one of the tw< women of the place was assistini him. As he came out of the shucl pen his uncle, without a word, be gan shooting him, and shot him fivi times with a shotgun. * He died im > mediately. The dead man leaves ; wife and two little children. He ha< worked in the tobacco warehouse: here for several years past, and wa: a favorite with everybody?a quiet hard working fellow, and the mei N whom he worked for speak of him ii the highest terms. His death i: deeply deplored. * The slayer is a man about 70 year, of age. It is reported that he wa: under the influence of liquor whei the act was committed. Would Have Special Term. Anderson, March 1. ? Solicitoi Bonham has made a formal reques' on the governor to order a specia term of general sessions court t< convene as soon as practicable to trj the negro, William Reed, who is helc ' in the county jail here on the charge of attempting to criminally assaul the wife of a prominent farmer ai Dean's Station on Monday night Clerk of Court Pearman received i letter to-night from the solicitor tell ing of hib request, and the lettei states the clerk of court will prob ably hear from the governor withii the next day or so. ? EDITOR URGED LYNCHING. i Col. Cheshire, of Anderson, Cries "Shame on White Men." The Spartanburg Herald of Satur? day publishes the following story in 5 reference to the "lynching talk" in 3 Anderson last week: s Col. Victor B. Cheshire, of Gov. - Cole L. Blease's staff, had an edito. rial yesterday in his newspaper, the f Anderson Intelligencer, calling upon f the men of Anderson county to join 3 him in lynching William Reed, a ne. gro, who is in jail, charged with hav3 ing entered the bed room of a white j woman last Monday night with in tent to assault he>. Under the cap. Hon "Shnmp on the White Men." j Col Cheshire says: "Shame on the white men of An. derson county that one of her pure ) young women must be forced to tes3 tify in court against a black brute . who attempted to criminally assault - her. We are only one, but here's 1 our hand, and if the number is sufficient this lady of Dean's Station a will never have to attend this trial i and face the black brute." | To Wind up Commission. Columbia, Feb. 2 7.?The resolution to wind up the affairs of the State dispensary commission figured largely in causing the general ast semblv to enter upon the eighth week ; of its session. The resolution was _ spnt tn the governor Fridav morn r ing and the three legislative days al3 lowed for it to become a law without , the governor's signature will expire ? Tuesday morning at 11:15 o'clock. . If the general assembly should adi journ before that time, the act would f not become law, remaining in sust pense until two days of the next s session had elapsed. With the as1 sembly in session Monday and Tuesday, the resolution will become law Tuesday. This resolution provides that the s affairs of the commission, known as 5 the "Blease commission," shall be 3 wound up within 30 days after the . resolution becomes law. This will set y the limit for the winding-up of the 3 dispensary affairs at March 28. The g resolution abolishes the commission 3 and devolves on the attorney general 5 the winding-up function, giving him 1 all powers for that purpose hereto_ fore granted by law to the commis_ sion. The resolution says that all 1 moneys in the hands of the commisj sion shall be turned over to the State 3 treasurer and all books to the histori3 cal commission. S ^ X mn AAA J ll'U.Vl UUl ^i,UUU tuiu ? 1U9HC713? 2 Hammond, Ind., March. 1.?Chas. - Busick, of Appleton, Wis., arrived in Indiana Harbor Saturday with $2,000 s in cash and the biggest bunch of ^ whiskers ever seen in .the city. He - was shorn of both. a While entertaining a crowd of 9 friends who were helping him spend e his money yesterday a foreigner ent tered and insinuated that Busick's a whiskers were moth-eaten. Busick e whipped out a gun and fired at his tormentor, a ?fight ensued. Busick e was arrested and jailed, and Judge 2 George Reiland to-day fined him $14. a Not enough money was found in - Busick's possession to pay the fine, and Judge Reiland sentenced the a man to the nearest barbershop to be 1 shorn, said the court. "Go to the nearest barbershop and have that bunch of spinach cut off. It's liable to cause international com3 plications, and Indiana Harbor can't t afford that, right on the edge of a boom." 0 s $15,000 Fire, at Hartsville. s Hartsville, March 3.?At midnight i last night fire destroyed the store and > contents of the Hartsville Buggy and I Wagon Company and extended tc 3 the store of E. R. Perry and the I meat market of D. H. Boland, both of s. which places were entirely destrov ed. The fire also damaged the new e brick structure of the Boyd-Powe - Drug Company. i The fire originated in the store 3 room of the Hartsville Buggy and s Wagon Company, a large wooden s structure, which was v?ry quickly , destroyed, together with a large i warehouse and shed in the rear. The i stores occupied by Perry and Boland 5 were also wooden structures, which it was impossible to save. The es5 timated loss is $15,000, with insurs ance of about $10,000. The work l of the firemen was particularly good, the fire being very stubborn and hard to reach. Experts to Hear Testimony. r . t Roanoke, Va., March 1.?An unex1 pected turn was taken to-day in the ) case of Joshua Raines on trial at ' Salem, Va., charged with the murder 1 on January 24, last, of Miss Eva ? Chambers, a school teacher, t Judge Moffett announced that Dr. t Drewery, superintendent of the State . asylum at Petersburg, and Dr. King, i superintendent of the State asylum, - at Marion, one summoned by the der fence and one by the prosecution, had - been called into the case to hear evi1 dence and pass on Raines's sanity. The court dismissed the jury. JUMPED IX 92 FOOT WELL. Miraculous Escape from Death of Union County Woman. Jumping into a well 92 feet deep and in which there vas about five feet of water, Mrs. C. D. Hughes, aged about 33 years, of Buffalo, had a marvelous escape from death one day last week, and is now almost fully recovered from her bodily bruises. It was about 6 a. m., just after her husband went to work in the mill that Mrs. Hughes was seen by some one on the top of a well near ? 1 T i. . 1 ~V. 4 n-OC rier no in e. it was luuugin one n?o attempting to fix the chain, and no attention was paid to her by the man who chanced to see her. About two hours later, as she had mysteriously disappeared, search began to be made for her, especially as groans could be heard coming from somewhere. The exact location was not determined until Mrs. Henry Millwood went to the well to draw some water; and had lowered the bucket about ten feet, when she heard moans ascending from the bottom of the well. Quickly the neighbors realized it must be Mrs. Hughes and lowered a bucket to her. She caught it and was drawn up about 20 feet, judging by the rope, when her hold gave way and she fell back into the well. The water was enough to have drowned her but she caught held of a coping ? innVioo in Hiom wmi;ii was auuui u j umm eter, and held on to it, holding herself out of the water as she had done when she first jumped in. A negro drayman, named William feyrd, was then lowered with a rope tied around his waist and catching hold of her hand she was drawn to the surface, but immediately collapsed and was unconscious for ten hours or more. Beyond the shock and a few bruises, marvelous to say she was unhurt and, it is expected will be entirely well bodily in a few days, though on account of her mental condition, which i has been impaired for some time, arrangements were made to-day to take her to Columbia for treatment. Before her marriage Mrs. Hughes : was a Miss Bettis, of Enoree, and she has a husband and several children.?Union Progress. A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. Young Man Killed His Sister at a Social Party. A dispatch from. Sandersville, Ga., says one of the saddest tragedies that has ever occurred in Washington county was that about midnight Monday night, at Deepstep, 12 miles west of Sandersville, when Mrs. Isadore ' ? * J.J 1 ? Giles was mortany wounueu uy ut*i brother Tom Ennis. She died from the wound about 4 o'clock Tuesday i morning. A country party was being given at the home of Mr. Isadore Giles, and a large crowd of young people from the surrounding community were i participating. About 11:30 o'clock Tom Ennis, brother of Mrs. Giles, i came into the house drunk; in fact he had been drunk during the entire 1 evening. Mrs. Giles noticed his condition l and, getting him to one side, began . reprimanding him for his misbehav> ior. Without warning, Ennis whip; ped out his revolver and fired, the bullet striking Mrs. Giles just under her chin and passing through the wind-pipe. After shooting his sister Ennis be: came absolutely infuriated and would . have killed others of the party but for the fact that he was overpowered by some of the men present and taken out and away. Mrs. Giles lived until about 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, when she died. She was 30 years old, and is ) survived by her husband and six , small children, the eldest being eight f years old. Ennis, who is about 20 years old, is the son of Mr. Ransom Ennis, who , is highly esteemed in Washington and Baldwin county, where he formerly lived. Inquiry at the sheriff's office develops the fact that no warrant has been issued for young Ennis and no arrest has been made. Late Tuesday afternoon he was at the home of his father, at Deepstep. The young man was drunk on blind tiger whiskey. No liquor is sold legally in any part of Georgia, but those who want the vile stuff find no difficulty in getting it from the blind tigers that sell it. Home for Minister's Family. Chester, March. 2.?The suggestion of Dr. John O. Wilson, of Greenwood, that funds be raised to purchase a home for the family of the late Rev. E. Alston Wilkes has been received approvingly in Chester, and n-mr-o than S70A Vin? hppn alrpadv subscribed in the city of Chester. Subscription lists have also been sent ' to different portions of the county, and it is believed that ?the greater part of the sum necessary can be raised in Chester. The deceased, the Rev. E. Alston Wilkes, was a native of the Baton Rouge section of Chester county, and had hosts of friends and relatives in the county. HUSBAND FOLLOWS WIFE. Commits Suicide by Drinking Wilis- I key, Laudanum and Carbolic Acid. Petersburg, Va., Feb. 29.?After having chosen his pallbearers and having told his friends he was going to kill himself because his wife had committed suicide, James P. Williams, Jr., aged 29 years, a building contractor, drank whiskey, laudanum and carbolic acid to-night. Ke died shortly after midnight in the hallway of a house about a half mile from his home. After drinking the liquor and the poisons he wandered about the streets until overcome. Williams's wife committed suicide two weeks ago to-night by drinking + Vio_rklH I I uaruunu ctL'lU. n. icu"uivuvao-v*u daughter survives. BANK STATEMENT. Statement of the condition of the Bamberg Banking Co., located at 1 Bamberg, S. C., at the close of business February 20th, 1912. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $206,859.02 Overdrafts 410.19 Bonds and stocks owned by the bank 1,000.00 Furniture and fixtures.... 2,173.11 Banking house 5,861.07 Due from banks and bankers 86,689.81 Currency 5,355.00 Gold 275.00 Silver and other minor coin 824.08 Checks and cash items.... 574.69 - | TOTAL $310,021* 97 ! LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $ 55,000.00 Surplus fund 45,000.00 Undivided profits less cur- f" rent expenses and taxes paid 16,780.83 Due to banks and bankers 4,810.56 Dividends unpaid 108.00 Individual depogits subject to check 131,086.05 Savings deposits 36,588.59 Time certificates of deposit 20,435.12 Certified checks 14.97 Cashier's checks 197.85 TOTAL $310,021.97 State of South Carolina?County of Bamberg. 'Before me came D. F. Hooton, cashier of the above named bank, who, being duly sworn, says that the above and foregoing statement is a. true condition of said bank, as shown ^ by the books of said bank. ? D. F. HOOTON, Cashier. < Sworn to, and subscribed before me this 27th day of February, 1912. 1 W. D COLEMAN, < Notary Public, S. C. ( Correct-Attest: J. B. BLACK, i HENRY F. BAMBERG, J. D. COPELAND, Directors. 1 A Word to the Sick and Afflicted A. X. Talley, M. D., has always 1 been synonymous in S. C. with high 1 tone honorable conduct, and shall be i in the future so far as the present ( Dr. Talley in concerned. The statements contained in this advertise ment. are facts that can be proven 1 and demonstrated to the satisfaction 1 of those concerned.. The system of i practice used by Dr. Talley has been ? successful in curing the so-called incurable diseases, such as Consump- , tion in all stages, Bright's Disease, Cancers, Epilepsy, Paralysis. All chronic and special diseases of men and women yield most rapidly and the results most gratifying to the sick and their friends. For full particulars write to DR. TALLEY & CO., 1005 Broad St., Augusta, Ga. 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